Divyanshu Ganatra lost his sight to glaucoma when he was just 19 but that did not deter him from living his life. For this 39-year-old clinical psychologist, life is as normal as it can get for any able-bodied person. So much so that he is such an adventure sports enthusiast from trekking to scuba diving to paragliding, he does them all. He became the first visually-challenged person in India to be a solo paraglider and he has to his credit a successful expedition to Milam Glacier in the Kumaon hills’ of Uttarakhand in the Himalayas, among others.
Divyanshu now promotes adventure sports among persons with disabilities along with able-bodied persons through his social initiative ‘Adventure Beyond Barriers’.
UPDATE: In August 2017, he successfully completed India's first ever inclusive tandem cycling expedition InSync from Manali to Khardungla, a distance of 540 km in 9 days for the second consecutive time.
This podcast was recorded before he embarked on this expedition.
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